COASTAL CONNECTION'S BLOG

Thu Jul 24

Wildlife

The recent trips have seen a fair bit of wildlife. This has ranged from some great dolphin displays to the return of the Basking sharks. Struan had 80-100 common dolphins in the sound of Mull this week. The commons have also been seen on the West side of Coll. Bottlenose at Staffa too.
The Sharks are making their way to the Coll and Tiree area.
Looking forward to the coming weeks.

Sunsets

The sunsets this season have been incredible and so many different colours and sights. This was taken on Wednesday night.
Cant really beat the West coast with the perfect weather.

Clear Waters

The team have had a variety of trips all around Mull. The scorching weather has made the West Coast look like an exotic paradise. There are so many different wee bays and scattered of islands that are hidden away. The guests have really enjoyed exploring the clear waters and white sands on the West coast. 

Mon Jul 14

Out and About

There has been a number of charters to Coll and the West side of Mull. The puffins are still impressing the guests. Staffa has had a bit more swell and a ‘pillar’ of rock has collapsed off the face to the west of Fingals Cave. The cairns of Coll have been idyllic in the perfect weather. 

Sat Jul 5

Calm Seas

During the very calm spell of weather the team were covering the miles. Struan had a private charter around Mull with an American family. There was so little swell he tied up in Fingals cave.
The following day Cameron had Basking Shark Scotland group down from Coll. They landed on Staffa too. The next day they headed for Hyskeir and came across a pod of common dolphins. They landed at Canna for a few hours before running down the Rum coast to Coll. It was Mirror flat out there.

Long Days

The long days have allowed for plenty of time on the water. There has been a variety of charters from drop offs and pick ups from Lismore lighthouse to a sunset cruise in the Firth of Lorne. The usual 2hr Castles & Wildlife trip has been popular too with sightings of the sea eagle, new born seal pups and some bottle nose dolphins.
Ideal time of year to be exploring the coast.

Wed Jun 25

Loch Linnhe

The boats have been busy in Loch Linnhe from a variety of locations.
There  has been guests from Kingairloch Estate going on wildlife trips and stopping for lunch at the Pier house. Airds Hotel have had a number of guests out on the boat for a cruise down to Duart castle and spotting the sea eagles. Isle of Eriska has also featured taking private charters to look at the local history and soaking up the sun.

Coll Sunset

The team had a 3 day trip with Basking Shark Scotland last weekend. They took in many sights such as Iona, Staffa, Puffins and Eagles. The weather was very calm and very little swell. They stopped off for some great wild swimming in remote spots.
On the longest day of the year everyone headed over to the West side of Coll to see the sunset. On the way back they spotted an otter only 3 metres away eating some fish.
A great weekend away.